The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Sunday, 01 May 2005]

Your own personal drive-in

A friend of mine enjoys personal technology to an unusual degree. He decided for some reason that using a projector to display movies on the wall inside his house just wasn’t immersive enough, and built an outdoor entertainment center.

Big ScreenClick the image for larger version

He uses a 4,500 lumen projector to drive it, so it gets plenty bright enough once the sun goes down.

ProjectorClick the image for larger version

The patio is equipped with surround sound, natch.

I asked him whether he’d had any problems with his neighbors complaining, and he said, “No, it seems they’ve gotten used to it. Sometimes they’ll go sit on their roofs and have a beer when we watch movies.”

Ah, living without a home owner’s association.

If anybody wants more specifications or any other info about the setup, send me an email and I’ll forward it.

Soundtrack: “You Love The Thunder” by Jackson Browne itunes

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